As an organization the Fire have taken a few lumps over the years when it comes to fan relations and the manner in which the front office has interacted with supporter's groups. The latest sign that those days are likely over is exemplified in this simple yet classy gesture.
The team will wear the armbands pictured above this Saturday against Sporting Kansas City in the home opener. The armband commemorates the fourth anniversary of the "Stand and Deliver" essay written by the late Brandon Kitchens. For those of you not familiar with it, you can read it here.
A classy move by the club in recognizing the importance of supporters in Chicago.